This client came into the shop with a set of 5 sapphires he had purchased in Madagascar, and wanted to use one of them to surprise his girlfriend with an engagement ring. When we first began the design process, he seemed a bit unsure of what style ring she would ultimately want for an engagement ring. As I helped him along with the detective work, we came up with a couple different series of sketches.
The design process shown below is of the ring that stood out as the winner! Just as a safe guard, though, Kevin proposed with the wax model and the sapphire he chose as the best from the bunch. This gave Ashley the power to veto the design and start fresh if needed. Turns out, she loved it, he chose well, and she is now wearing the ring that was designed and made just for her.